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Despite its image as a sector in chronic decline, there have been several positive developments in Japan’s agriculture sector recently, such as the growing activities of firms on the farm, from conventional production to IT-based services and plant factories. With a particular focus on the Kansai region, this report analyses recent innovations in Japanese agriculture, including the establishment of an agricultural special zone in Yabu City in Hyogo prefecture, intended as a model to revive semi-mountainous districts across the country. We also present preliminary results of a survey of consumer attitudes towards agriculture and protection, and begin to chart a course towards policy proposals aimed at creating a competitive, profitable agricultural sector than can be more open to trade and sustainable in the long-term without ongoing government assistance.

この研究成果の研究プロジェクト

  • James Brady

    Japanese agriculture: towards a sustainable, trade-oriented future

    研究プロジェクト

    研究プロジェクト » 2014年度 » アジア太平洋地域の経済成長と発展形態

    AUTHOR : 
    James Brady

    ABSTRACT

    RESEARCH LEADER:

    James Brady,? Research Fellow,? APIR

     

    研究目的

    Japanese agriculture: Pathways to a sustainable, trade-oriented future (日本における持続可能な貿易志向型農業の展望)

     

    研究内容

    This research examines Japanese agriculture and its potential for achieving an enhanced role in international trade in the Asia-Pacific region in the coming decades. A fundamental reorientation of the sector is more urgent than ever, since a shrinking home market, an expanding regional market and a worsening domestic fiscal outlook imply that Japan’s farming sector should become more export-oriented if it is to become sustainable. Inherent features like quality, taste, and safety mean that Japan’s food products could increase their share of the high-value segment of the growing international food market.
    Two research stages were completed in fiscal 2014: (1) preliminary investigations into current trends and recent innovations in the agriculture sector and (2) an online survey of policy preference determinants. In fiscal 2015, the stages of the research will be organised as follows: (3) agriculture as an export sector?lessons from Europe; (4) agriculture as an import sector?lessons from Japanese manufacturing companies; (5) creating pathways to a trade-oriented future.

     

    期待される成果と社会還元のイメージ

    It is expected that this research will provide useful data about current trends in agriculture and relevant comparative information regarding exports and imports from the cases of the EU policy reforms and MNC production networks. It will also produce nuanced policy recommendations for achieving a more prosperous and sustainable agricultural sector.
    Corporations and those engaged in farming will find the report useful both for better understanding the current situation in Japanese agriculture and for understanding the most promising growth areas for the future, including through case studies. Economic bodies will find it useful for its neutral analysis of consumer attitudes, and indications of potential and pathways for future growth.

     

     

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